Marvel Writers Reveal This Avenger Almost Survived the Snap, While Fans Think This Avenger Is No Longer Needed

Avengers: Infinity War writers almost had Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch survive Thanos’ infamous finger snap. Instead, Scarlet Witch died alongside half of the life in the universe, including Avengers Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). While we would have loved to see Scarlet Witch show off her skills at the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus just revealed why she was left out of the action.

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The cast of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ | Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

‘Endgame’ writers talk about Scarlet Witch’s fate in ‘Infinity War’

In a new interview, McFeely and Markus opened up about their decision to include Scarlet Witch in the Infinity Snap.  According to Digital Spy, the writers originally had Wanda Maximoff surviving the events in Infinity War and mourning Vision’s (Paul Bettany) death in Endgame.

But at the end of the day, McFeely and Markus felt like Scarlet Witch’s story had been fully explored in Infinity War. So they included her in the snap instead of giving her what would have been a reduced role in Endgame.

“The problem was she’d gotten so much mileage and story in the first movie that she didn’t really have anything that equaled that in the second. So it was a step down,” Markus shared.

While that may be true, there is no arguing that Scarlet Witch would have made the time heist in Avengers: Endgame significantly easier.

They also managed to squeeze in some pretty epic fight scenes between Wanda and Thanos, so including her at the beginning of the film would hardly have hurt her storyline.

Fortunately, things worked out for the character, though she still suffered a lot of heartbreak over Vision’s death.

Which Avenger do fans want to see removed from the MCU?

While fans would have loved to see more of Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), there is one character on the Avengers squad that some viewers think should get the boot.  Despite playing a big role in Endgame, there has been a lot of talk that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is no longer needed.

In Endgame, Hawkeye’s story seemed to come full circle as he and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) obtained the Soul Stone from Vormir – a journey that ended when she sacrificed herself to get the stone.

Hawkeye understandably took Natasha’s death hard, though her sacrifice made it possible for him to reunite with his family, all of whom had perished in the first snap.

With that in mind, fans are unsure if there is anything else to explore about Hawkeye’s story. And with Black Widow now out of the picture, the Avengers don’t really need him.

Hawkeye has been a part of the MCU since his first appearance in Thor. Renner had a minor role in the movie, but it opened the door for his cameo in four additional Avengers films.

What about Hawkeye’s new show?

Like Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye is getting his own series on Disney’s streaming platform. While Renner is fully expected to reprise his role, the series will be focusing on a different character altogether.

Just like Captain America gave his shield to Falcon (Anthony Mackie) in Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye is expected to pass on his mantle to Kate Bishop in his new series, Hawkeye.

Fans have already expressed their excitement about seeing a new character take over for Hawkeye, and Renner’s recent scandal could push him out of the show entirely.

The actor was recently accused of making death threats against his former wife, which has not gone over well with Marvel fans. There have been calls for Marvel to give Renner the boot, though the studio has yet to comment on the situation.

Production on Hawkeye is expected to start in the coming months, which the series not premiering until sometime in 2021.

Marvel is releasing a slew of new television shows as it enters Phase 4 of the MCU, including Loki, Hawkeye, WandaVision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, What If?, She Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight.

Renner has not commented on the latest reports surrounding his future as an Avengers in the MCU.